Most Valuable Debate: Figuring Out the AL MVP

Posted: 22nd September 2009 by John Botelho in MLB
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As the Major League Baseball regular season winds down and the playoffs are in sight, an annual off-field discussion has already begun to grow.  The Baseball Writers of America pick the Most Valuable Player in both the American and National Leagues at the end of each season. The National League MVP looks to be an obvious choice, as Albert Pujols has established himself as the best player in the senior circuit with another Ruthian (or at this point, Pujolsian) type of season. Sure Hanley Ramirez will receive attention for a remarkable offensive year—.353 batting average, 23 HR, 26 SB, 100 RBI, and 95 Runs scored—but with the Cardinals streaking towards the playoffs and Pujols approaching 50 homers, it would be a safe bet that the St. Louis first baseman should clear som ...

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